21 August – 11 Sept 2016
Being and Belonging: A solo exhibition by Helen Guek Yee Mei
“Our sense of belonging, our language and the myths we carry in us remain, but no longer as “origins” or signs of “authenticity” capable of guaranteeing the sense of our lives.
This exhibition presented the belonging of place and culture identity through visual images. The artist is interested in the underlying complexities of human existence beneath the surface of the skin and features, in this context, the Malaysian Chinese, through accumulated experiences and intersected layers. This series of works seek to capture the processes of the memory, dealing with states of change through the intersection of inherited culture and the relationship with a geographical dimension of the host environment.